|Healthier snacks I picked up at Walgreens over the weekend!|
I've got to get in shape. I need to lose weight and I need to tone up. There. I said it. It's out there. Egads. I'm shaking my head as I type this, because I'm usually very private about my own weight issues and feelings. But I've heard others say that blogging about it can help you stick to your goals, so here I go!
|I don't care how much the Easter candy is marked down, I've had enough!|
|I've always loved Walgreens' tag line. But it's more than a tag line.|
They actually walk the walk. And now they want us to walk too!
I went to Walgreens to purchase some healthier snacks. You can see my entire shopping trip in my Google+ album here. While I was at the checkout counter, I inquired about the Steps with Walgreens program. I was directed to the photo kiosk where customers can sign up for the program. I clicked on the "Walk with Walgreens" icon you see in this image. and simply entered my email address as requested.
A screen popped up letting me know I could complete my registration through a link I'd receive via email. Once home, I completed my registration on my laptop. Later, I logged into my Walgreens app on my iPhone to check my Balance Rewards points. Always an extra little perk from shopping at Walgreens!
Here's what greeted me when I logged into the Walgreens app. Sweet, right?
Whoo-hoo! Already at 4,000 points!
Next, I went to the Steps icon on my Walgreens app. I clicked on the Goals tab and chose to start a new walking goal of 6000 steps daily. Might not seem like a lot, but after doing very little to no exercise because of my detached labrum, I feel like this is a good start.
Yes, I blocked out my dates and progress so far. I'll keep that private, thank you very much!
You can also log your activity, how many steps you walked, how many miles you jogged, any weight you may have lost, and so on, by simply clicking on the Activity tab at the bottom of the screen:
Here's the screen that pops up, and you can choose what type of activity you want to record.
I like the bottom of this page (see below) with all the smiley emoticons - the yawning face is my favorite! Or maybe that face is yelling in pain and defiance. Not sure!
You can find complete information on the Steps with Walgreens Balance Rewards program page on the Walgreens website. Here's a screen shot of the page:
See those five tabs above? The Introduction page is above. Below is a screen shot of the rest of the tabs: Set Goals & Track Progress, Earn Rewards, Devices, and Engage with Others.
I'm more of a private person when it comes to sharing my body image issues, although I'm sharing it here on my blog so now how private is that? Hah! Walgreens has an active community that shares stories, successes, offers advice and support, so that nobody has to go it alone when it comes to being more active.
Did you know that you can enter to win a trip to The Biggest Loser resort of the winner's choice (Chicago, Ivins,UT, Malibu, Niagra, NY)? Yes you you can, in the Step Up To Win Sweepstakes which started last week and runs until May 31st. Official sweepstakes rules can be found here.
|What a sweet grand prize!|
I think you can better understand why I love Walgreens' tag line so much. But it's more than a tag line.They actually walk the walk. And now they want us to walk too!
And if you want some fun ideas for entertaining - and being entertained - check out the new Aisle Share FUN page.
I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing with exercise and losing weight. But I might not share that often, as it still feels a bit uncomfortable for me to share some of this so publicly. However, this fits in nicely with my word(s) of the year: My Comfort Zone - a good read if you haven't yet seen it.
Here's to good health!
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Walgreens #cbias #SocialFabric
All opinions are most definitely my own!